love and ginger ale and other such randoms

 thank you all so much for sending good healthy thoughts our way! me and max can't seem to shake whatever it is we've got...but fingers crossed!
with all our queasy stomachs and another rainy afternoon it seemed like a ginger ale kind of day today.
 i've been hoarding the ingredients and a old glass bottle to make some just for this kind of occasion.
i used this recipe (the tutorial pictures are really something!)and it turned out just right.
and who knew there would be something so satisfying about peeling a ginger root?
maybe it's totally predictable, but this ginger loves her some ginger ale!
p.s. you all know that i'm helplessly head over heels for my matt...and here's a snippet of why...
 he asks me out to 3 a.m cereal dates in our bed.
we watch golden girls and doogie howser
and at the end of the doogie episode, where he's writing in his personal journal....matt tells me, in all seriousness, that i write just like doogie howser, m.d.

i told him that that was the best compliment anyone has ever given me.

let's raise our ginger ale to that!

(matt and katie picture taken by little max. 
he forces us to pose and tells us to give him "something to work with" while he snaps away )


  1. i love that he says to give him something to work with. :)

  2. Adorable that he takes photos of you :D Lovely couch :) Hope you feel better soon and hope the home made ginger ale was tasty :)

  3. KATIE! i clicked that link expecting to see MATT'S "personal journal"! hahahaha. and i was nervous- like, why is she showing us his personal journal?! aaahaha

  4. I adore all things gingery. Be honest - did you rub the cut end of the root on your wrists? I always do. Always.

  5. Hey Katie,

    I'm curious if your ginger ale turned out ok? and which version you made?

    if it's the longer one just remember to use a plastic bottle not glass :)

    lovely blog, great photos... I'm so happy to discover it :)

  6. that's the cutest thing I've ever heard!
    sounds like you have a little photographer in your home!

  7. marissa! you're the love of my life...

    miss shannan...i thought you smelled delicious when we saw each other last!

    and m! thank you so much for the tutorial. i made the instant version, although i was tempted with the ginger beer. it is delicious as can be and so simple to make. thank you again!

  8. I've been following your blog for quite sometime. Your writing is so beautiful... and seems to me you have such a happy life full of joy and love. Just wanted to send you best wishes... and funny thing is, I am from Ohio too but living in NYC at the moment :)

  9. Seriously, you two are the cutest thing ever!

  10. oh, doogie howser. <3 I will always love him a little bit.

    You are such a dear. I love how happy you two always look, it's so completely genuine and sweet. xo.

  11. your photos are amazing and you two are adorable. golden girls and doogie?? ugh, i am SO RIGHT THERE WITH YOU.
    ~Andrea @ http://hecallsmewifey.blogspot.com/


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